No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

In south London, the London Borough of Merton will shortly start work on two highways projects valued together at over £1million.  Neither project has been offered to the general public via consultation, nor have they been presented to council committees for scrutiny or approval. In Merton, that’s perfectly fine and normal. In July 2019, Merton … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

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No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

This is the second of two related blog posts looking at highways projects which Merton Council is about to start in July 2019.  This blogpost looks at the project to rebuild traffic lights and pedestrian crossings in the middle of Mitcham Common.  A separate post looks at the forthcoming replacement of the Figges Marsh roundabout. … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

Local Implementation Plan LIP3 drafts/ finals

All London boroughs need to submit draft LIP3 documents during November 2018, to Transport for London.  Following public consultations and feedback from TfL, final submissions need to be made by February 2019. Here's the LIP3 drafts I've found so far for all 33 London councils (32 boroughs plus the City). My search-fu has failed for … Continue reading Local Implementation Plan LIP3 drafts/ finals

Cyclehoops and contraflows: five years of failed cycling promises by Wandsworth Council

(Updated 29 March 2018) In 2013 and 2014, Wandsworth Council committed to trialling 10 Cyclehoop on-street bike hangers, put contraflow cycle lanes 10 one-way streets, and put five dropped-kerb through-ways between adjacent streets which have been closed to through motorised traffic.  Each year since, Wandsworth Council has requested funds from TfL towards these initiatives. Five … Continue reading Cyclehoops and contraflows: five years of failed cycling promises by Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered

While I was digging through council committee papers as a follow-up to posts about the Wandsworth Riverside, I kept finding references to some simple bits of cycling infrastructure proposed in September 2013: a set of contraflow cycle lanes in one-way streets, and “through-ways” in street junctions which are currently blocked.  On my meanderings around Wandsworth, … Continue reading Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered

Bromley Council improves bus journeys past Aldi, by making it easier for motorists to go shopping

Bromley Council has approved a plan to spend £300k of the borough's Local Implementation Plan (LIP) fund and Transport for London Bus congestion reduction funding to improve journeys past an Aldi supermarket east of Croydon. Motorists driving to Aldi from west to east along the A213 Croydon Road, and across the junction of Elmers End … Continue reading Bromley Council improves bus journeys past Aldi, by making it easier for motorists to go shopping